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    September 27, 2010
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>> welcome back. good morning, washington. 6:00 on this monday morning, september 27. i am alison starling. . time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden standing by. we have the latest on the rainy commute. we begin with adam caskey. areas will get more than 3 inches of rain. >> yes. 3.5 inches in spots, especially when we get embedded downpours later this afternoon and tonight with thunderstorms, some of which could be severe. there could be gusty wind this evening and tonight. some people working outdoors don't like the rain, but we need this desperately, especially out west where we are seeing rain in west virginia and parts of the shenandoah valley. rain off and on throughout the day to day, moving south to north. high temperatures today should be in the mid 70's for most of
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us. we are in the mid 60's right now. upper 50's farther out west. southeast wind at 10-20. becoming gusty tonight's. if tomorrow morning rain translates to afternoon sunshine. not to lisa baden. out of crofton its been a long morning on the ramp from route 3 heading onto stifter west, there is deep water at the end of the ramp. if there's a wreck betwnear 197. greenbelt road, that exit ramp to the military base is closed. virginia has a wreck north on 95 before the occoquan river near the 123 it-woodbridge exit, the right lane is closed. -- 12 police found a victimt
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before midnight in the 3400 block of dot are quoted in landover. the man had been shot and was discovered in the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. police are searching for the gunman. police hope evidence left behind will lead them to hit and run driver. a young woman suffered a critical injury after being hit by a car saturday night along the 8700 block of carroll avenue. courtney robinson joins us from silver spring with more. good morning. >> good morning. the woman is in serious condition this morning. officers do have a side view mirror, but they say that this driver should have known that they give someone extremely hard. officers say the driver hit the woman with so much force that it through her 30 feet.
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witnesses say that she landed under a parked truck after flying through the air. >> she was thrown. >> it happened 8:00 saturday night directly across the school. neighbors say the children usually play in the parking lot and across the street but the cars often goal too fast -- cars often go to fast and that police don't do enough to monitor it. >> some of the cars don't stop. >> if you have any information on this hit-and-run or on this vehicle, called police. reporting from silver spring live, courtney robinson. > a woman accused of killing a chevy chase social worker has been murdered inside a mental hospital. 45-year-old carrolsusan sachs other patient at carl t. perkins state mental
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hospital in 46--year-old saladin taylor. he was sent there after the murder in baltimore. tires were slashed on 30 vehicles in frederick on the weekend. police are trying to find news responsible. if the crimes took place late saturday night and early yesterday morning near the golden mile neighborhood. almost every vandalized vehicle is a work van or truck,. >> it seems like they targeted hard working people with families. almost like somebody got fired and they're mad at everybody goes working. >> some tires were slashed in a different part of the county earlier in the week. police are trying to find whether the crimes are related. the redskins traveled to st. louis and our loved singing the
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blues. the redskins got behind and they could not rallied to pull off the victory. >> just inside the 20 yard line. >a touchdown. >> the redskins could not convert. they could not stop say lewis. -- st. louis. >> their quarterback showed a lot of pull is -- of poise. i credit them from ouor keepinge ball away from us as much as they did. they made some big third-down plays. >> the skins face the eagles in philadelphia next week. looking at the day ahead, nato and afghan forces prepare for the fighting as they were and air and ground offensive against the taliban stronghold of kandahar in southern afghanistan. an afghan officials is troops are moving into areas around the
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city to block routes. the midterm elections loom on the horizon and democrats are trying to keep control of congress. big names are hitting the campaign trail. demolition it joins us with details. good morning. >> good morning. senators are going to try to wrap up their work this week so they can get out of washington to focus on campaigning for the midterm elections. now just about five weeks away. tactics range from personal to presidential. former president clinton stumped in two states for two candidates on the weekend, including for congressman barney frank. frank has won elections every time around for the past 30 years. this year democrats are not taking anything for granted. abc news political director walters says there's no sign
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of state for democrats. president obama will be in four states that anyone in 2008. if those states are considered much more of a tossup this year. when he campaigned in wisconsin, wisconsin senator russ feingold, running for reelection, will not be there. the senator has opted to appear with first lady michelle obama scheduled for later next month. abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 6:07, 64 degrees. still ahead, an expensive new cancer drug highlights the growing cost to treat the deadly disease. michelle rhee back in the national spotlight once again, her lips were sealed again. how long will the rain last?
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heavy rain and the levee failure caused flooding along the wisconsin river. people in that area had to leave their houses as a precaution. in south dakota the people of sandbags will hold back rising floodwaters from the river, expected to crest four feet above flood stage later this morning. it is a wet monday morning, but it's a good one because we need the moisture. we really need the rain.
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we are getting some beneficial showers. there's a little drizzle in rosslyn right now. it's off and on. there are some breaks in the rain showers. overall, we've seen rain everywhere and we will continue to. north along 95 and it's pushing west to east. pushing through charlestown and almost in the springfield mixing bowl. another round of rain moving into the immediate metro. showers off and on expected through the day, high temperatures around 70 degrees in the shenandoah valley and westward. severe thunderstorms possible locally and east of the 95 corridor and along the 95 corridor. over by tomorrow afternoon. it has been a struggle out of bowie before 197 with a crash.
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baltimore and washington parkway northbound, first exit after the beltway is closed because of a crash on the ramp. 270, showing you the pace of traffic. the sums it up. plenty of road spray. next we go to virginia in the geico camera. 395 north bound, picking up some of your neighbors on the right side near duke street. alison starling? >> makes me want to go back to sleep. good news for drivers using the capital beltway. the weekend vdot opened two new rafts at the telegraph road interchange in alexandria. this will improve traffic flow and safety at that busy interchange. it did not go over budget and opened ahead of schedule. 6:12, 64 degrees on this orla monday morning. >>-- early monday.
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we look at top stories this morning. investigators are looking for the gunmen responsible for a deadly shooting in landover that happened around midnight in the 3400 block of dodge park road. a man suffering from a gunshot will and was found in the vehicle and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. redskins fans are singing the blues after what was supposed to be an easy victory turned into a big defeat. if the st. louis rams took the lead early and we could not make a comeback.
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the redskins are one and two for the season. >> you have to go. >> a member of arizona's centre senator john mccain's security team tackled an element. she started chanting and yelling after she was pushed to the ground. she was one of some protesters protesting against his stance on the afghan war and iraq's. michelle rhee says that she has to still talk with vincent gray about whether she will keeper job as d.c. schools chancellor. yesterday she defended the firings of hundreds of teachers. >> we did not fired teachers to be mean or because we were looking for a pallor. we wante-- power. >> we thought our children deserve better. >> she says the reforms can
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continue with or without your as long as city leaders continue to make tough choices. >> vc did not make as much as expected on the tax on plastic bags. -- d.c. city officials say that disposable bag usage has fallen by 50%. today is the big day for casino gambling in maryland, the state's first casino off interstate 95 will open later this morning. four days ahead of schedule. the hollywood casino m16 hundred slot machines and is expected to create 250 jobs. a grand opening ceremony is thursday. security changes will take effect today near the pentagon. metro passengers walking between the pentagon station and nearby spots will go through
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security checkpoints. this is because a gunman opened fire in march. a christian activist from northern virginia is working through yoga rift with muslims that was caused by pastor terry jones from florida after he threatened to burn the koran on september 11. one of those books was retrieved by another pastor and he plans to distribute those at christian churches as a tool for interfaith dialogue. >> from this negative scenario, i believe something very positive is coming out of it. >> we disagree with people on all kinds of things. if you show them respect and love and dignity. >> one of the books was given yesterday to a fredericksburg church. now to today's "money scope report.". wall street leavds the market
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and there's a jump-start for small business. >> we begin a "money scope report." with president obama ready to give small businesses a boost. the president is set to sign a small business jobs act ii de ann judge helping them get loans so they can grow and hire people. extra fees are adding up for airline passengers. fees are rising and some are 50% higher than a year ago. passengers are getting hit in the wallet. 140,000 hyundai sonatas are being recalled on models built before the september 10, 2011 models. no problems with injuries or crashes. the oliver stone/michael douglas feature "wall street: money never sleeps" took first place of the box office with $19 million. i am vinita nair.
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64 degrees. what were you just saying? >> that it was hot on friday. 99 was the high temperature friday, 93 on saturday. the all-time record for the no. 90-degree days, we hit that record on saturday. >> will we break it? >> its going to be difficult. never say never with the weather. >> probably not this week. >> definitely not. it will really be like fall next weekend. we have some rain, beneficial rain. this is good for most folks. we really need the moisture. what we see on the radar is welcome news. mostly light green on the screen. that indicates very light rain falling. on the eastern shore there is yellow and red. that is heavier rain. it has reached the mixing bowl.
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it will continue moving north through alexandria. the rain is stretching from 395 all the way down 95 into stafford. pushing on to no. 301. all of charles county pushing into prince george's county and pushing off to the west and 7 fauquier county. -- southern fauquier county. 81 and to the west is where we are in the worst drought. they're getting rain. there have been gaps in the rain showers from the north to the south. i think those breaks will fill in little throughout the morning and afternoon. notice the heavy showers in parts of the carolinas. we anticipate some of that in our region later today. some storms could become severe this afternoon and tonight. the rain may come at a cost, gusty wind later. we are in the mid 60's right
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now. we will rise 10 degrees by this afternoon. it is 61 in leesburg, 59 in martinsburg. chance of severe storms along and east 15th. high temperatures in the mid 70's locally. tonight, rain off and on with possibly severe thunderstorms. a few lingering showers tomorrow morning. sunshine around lunchtime tomorrow. potentially heavy rain on thursday, and by the weekend it will be in the '60s and sunny. it has been complicated getting out of crofton and bo wie. westbound 50, there's an accident. deep water at the end of the ramp will exacerbate that delay at 3. here is the delay on the outer loop leaving university blvd. on the way toward 270. back to you. >> thank you.
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64 degrees outside. , coming -- coming up, there's a new drug to save a life. later today on "oprah," celebrities are taking on their dream jobs, today at 4:00 on abc 7. well, max, first day...
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in the last decade the cost of a new cancer-fighting drug has topped $5,000 a month. most treatments last from a few months up to a few years. insurance companies usually cover cancer treatment if medicare does. this weekend the government launched a massive new effort to get americans to clean out their medicine cabinets. the drug enforcement administration set up 4000 drop off areas along the country -- around the country. 2 million teenagers each year take drugs prescribed for someone else. >> kids are having parties nowadays where that's what's popular, a prescription drugs. >> in the seattle area this past week, some teenagers passed out and depressants and painkillers at a bus stop and at least nine teenagers ended up in the hospital. >> 6:25 is your time on this monday. we still have another half hour of good morning washington
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coming up. under fire, the commonwealth takes a new spot on a top list, ranking gun crimes. president obama hits the campaign trail, hoping to hit the right note with voters. families met in washington. that story coming up. >> meteorologist at caskey. we have been waiting for a day like this. we need the rain. like this. we need the rain. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorrow could bring. at at&t, we support a core set of standards that will guide the internet into the future... to protect users, and reward innovators, for years to come. we support a fair and open internet - affordable and accessible to everyone. transparent networks, managed in ways that are clear to all users. we support the fcc's plan to bring high-speed internet to everyone in america by 2020.
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>> live and in hd, this abc 7 "news at noon." good morning washington on your side. be ready for a slow ride out there and stronger storms later today. we welcome you back on this monday morning, september 27. i am alison starling. we are on storm watch this morning. let's get straight to traffic and weather every 10 minutes you
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have been asking for weeks and weeks for rain. we finally got it. it is surprising some areas could get more than 3 inches? this looks like a big dent in the drought. we should get some of the highest accumulations' out west. we needed a good, long soaking. we will have some heavier rains later on today and tonight. the study is gray and is a by-81 and westport. -- they steadiest rain is i guess 81 and west were. --westward. tomorrow morning it will come to an end.
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but it will be widespread in terms of actual accumulations. it depends on exactly where the downpours end up. it will clear out by tomorrow afternoon and another chance of rain potentially heavy by late wednesday into thursday. the weekend will be sunny and in the '60s. theirgo back to lisa with wet morning commute. it does not look so pretty on the highway sprayed it will take you longer to get there this morning. we will quickie -- we will quickly taken to the picture that tells the hotel southbound on 270 with delays leaving 70. the next picture in virginia will tell the tale for you. 66, 95, and 395 no accidents reported. a woman is fighting for her life.
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police are looking for the driver who ran her down. this happen saturday night along the 8700 block of carroll ave. courtney robinson is live in silver spring. >> good morning. this is a tragic story as the 24-year-old woman is in a hospital in serious condition. officers have a piece of the vehicle they say it her. it happened on saturday night around 8:00 here on carroll ave. it is unclear whether the woman was in the process of crossing the street or was on the side of the road. witnesses say they saw the car hit her and she flew 30 feet through the air. they say the driver kept going. officers say it would be impossible for the person not to know they had something extra in heart. we can show you that this happened it directly across from a school on carroll ave. many of the neighbors in this
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area say the children are all often crossing the street and going to school. people drive quickly through this area and children are not being monitored during the time that school is not in session. if you have information, officers are asking that you call the police. we are following a developing story this morning where police are searching for a gunman after a deadly shooting in prince george's county. it victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound inside a car in landover. they discovered him before midnight and there is no information about a suspect a woman accused of killing a chevy chase social worker was killed at a mental hospital. the 35-year-old was strangled by another patient at the clifton- perkins state hospital in jesssup.
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the 46-year-old has been charged with the murder. guns sold in virginia are being used in crimes in other states. this report by an mayor's against illegal guns, guns used in 2009 were sold in other states. nearly half of those guns were sold in virginia and nine other states. the group says those states have more relaxed gun laws. police are trying to find out who slashed tires yesterday morning. victims say of three vandalized a vehicle is a work of a panel truck. >> it seems like they targeted hard-working men with families, almost like somebody got fired and they're mad at everybody that is working, i guess. >> police received reports that
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tires were slashed in a different part of frederick county. police are trying to find that if these crimes are related. it is about 6:35 on this monday morning democrats are trying to keep control of congress and leading up to the midterm election, it is all about the economy. emily schmidt has the story. >> at the end of september, politics feels like november. >> you should be there for him on election day been a heavy hitters are campaigning in campaigns that should have been a sense in the past. this year, republicans are threatening to take back control of capitol hill. >> people have a right to be angry and disappointed they still have to make a choice. an election is not a referendum on their anger, it is a choice between two candidates. >> bill clinton stumped in two states over the weekend.
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>> it means there is no safe state for democrats this year. >> of both parties are focused on the economy and to voters' trust to fix it. >> if they have to save america they have to change the congress. >> this is not a prescription for economic growth. this is a prescription for surrender and we can do that. >> democratic senator russ feingold will not be in wisconsin with the president in michigan. he will be with the first lady in next month. >> 6:36 is your time. still ahead, the redskins get rammed in st. louis. highlights and reactions from almost embarrassing loss, but first, we need this rain that would be enoug
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>> i am in bethesda and i am inviting you down for a taste of bethesda on the october 2 because it is never too late for fries. i am alive and this monday morning and it is wet in arlington. i left my umbrella inside. there is a batch of rain moving across the metro area which is light in nature at the moment.
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off and on rain thr throughout y and tonight and into tomorrow morning. have your thunderstorms are anticipated later tonight and they could become severe. high temperatures will be in the 70's but out west we will be in the low 70's. tomorrow afternoon, we will have sunshine with high temperatures near 80 degrees and the weekend will be sunny and down and a 60's. this will be a good dent in the drought with maybe 4 inches of rain possible by the time is over tomorrow morning. there has been an accident on 50 west coming out of croft and and the bubbly. --crofton and bowie. delays out of occoquan begin at of dumfries.
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thank you. we want to tell you about the national book festival that took place saturday. i spent some time on the national mall with several thousand of my closest friends. i did the introduction for one of the authors, steve roberts who has a book out on immigrants and their pursuit of the american dream. his wife is cokie roberts. 6:41 is the time on this monday. we have 64 degrees and coming up, more bad news for the wide as. we will break down the latest political -- political battle poll and what it means for the democratic party. >> the redskins lose their first game on the road. i am live in arlington with reaction to the game coming up. >> rating to response to the gulf coast
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6:44 is your time. investigators are searching for stuck -- suspects in a deadly shooting in landover. police found the victim just before midnight. the man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead and there is no word on what led to the shooting. searches on for a hit-and- run driver who critically wounded a woman in silver silver spring. the woman was thrown into the air before landing under a truck 30 feet from where she was struck. the presidential oil spill commission is looking at how the white house responded to the disaster in the gulf of mexico.
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the two-day meeting will focus on chemical disbursements, a moratorium on deepwater drilling, and other issues. >> it is about 6:45 and no reason to celebrate in redskins nation. in their first road game, they got outscored 16-3 in the second half which should have been an easy win. what went wrong? >> it is another rough monday for all the redskins fans. the redskins, after four quarters, were outplayed and outscored. it has been a rough start for the team and their fans coming off a huge win against dallas in week 1. they have now lost the past two games including this rug and that many thought would be an easy win. the rams were on a 14th-day losing some trait. it was an ugly start with the
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rams' scoring 14 points against the redskins in the first quarter. the redskins ended up in the red sun but could not make things happen. they had to settle for a field goal instead of a touchdown. the players are reacting as to what went wrong and how to move forward for next week. >> this is disturbing for us because we are much better than what we showed it today. >> they prepared like we did. we can't let them off the hook them up all eyes will certainly be looking toward next sunday as the redskins will take on the philadelphia eagles. a number of people have been asking donovan it nab how he will treat this damn -- this game. u.s. education secretary arne duncan has words of praise
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for outgoing d.c. mayor adrian fenty. he said he reports what mayor fenty and michelle rhee have done to reform d.c. schools. >> i am a huge fan of what he and michelle have done by any measure, the public schools are dramatically better in in d.c. i stood with mayor fenty multiple times. i invested $75 million in the district and he can walk out with his head held high them up arne duncan did not campaign for him because he cannot weigh in on every primary. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. steny hoyer says stephen colbert and barry himself in a hearing before congress on friday. -- embarrassed himself and a hearing before congress on friday.
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>> 6:47 is your time and let's turn to the politico minute. a. george washington university polls says its troubled times for the white house. >> good morning. >> it sounds like the numbers are bad for the white house all around. it sounds like a large number of voters said they would vote against president obama in 2012. >> only 38% says he deserves reelection which is pretty low. they're asked who they trusted to create jobs and restart the economy and congressional republicans by a 10% margin did better than president obama. he is doing worse than congressional democrats when matched against republicans. voters seem to have more faith in congressional democrats to create jobs than obama.
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>> it also talked about personality. this shows that his personality is more popular than his policies. what are the other personalities listed here? >> the reason he is hopeful in 2012 and it is so far away it is silly to talk about -- the reason they are hopeful and the white house if you look at today, he is positioned where president clinton was in 1994. by historical standards he is not doing bad. when you met him up by other national figures like sarah palin, he does pretty well. sarah palin had bad numbers and obama would be hurt in a head- to-head matchup. 57% of people surveyed and this includes a fair number of republicans say they would be less likely to vote for sarah palin for president. >> we want to send everybody to
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politicos so they can look at this poll. happy monday. it is 6:49 and time for traffic and weather every 10 minutes. it is one of those monday is where you want to keep the window cracked and crawl back into bed. you just want to listen to the rain falling outside. we have widespread rain showers this morning which is a good thing and we have been waiting for a situation for this. this is a good all-day smoker into the day tomorrow. -- all day soaker. one batch of rain moving up 95 and around the beltway affecting 66 is continuing to push to the north. i-81 has the most persistent
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rain which will continue into the night and 2 tomorrow morning. not only do we have the areas of light rain overhead but some have your downpour's down and the carolinas. we are expecting this action to be in our region later today grid off and on showers and heavy at times especially east of highway 15 where there could be severe thunderstorms this afternoon today end to night. -- today and tonight. we will have the coolest temperatures this afternoon. in terms of overall rainfall totals for tomorrow morning, up to 4 inches is possible. most of us will see 2.5-3.5 inches and that depends where the downpours happened to fall.
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mid-70's temperatures today and we will talk about the extended forecast coming up. traffic on i-95 in virginia had a car crash northbound before the occoquan river and one near triangle. look at northbound traffic in this camera. the headlights on 95 leaving 644. this tells the tale of the pace in the rain. courtney robinson in silver spring has details on a hit-and-
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it is 6:50 fed -- is 6:55. a hit-and-run driver is on blues in silver spring. >> all this happened on saturday around 8:00 pretty woman is in the hospital this morning in serious condition. she is only 24-years old and witnesses say the car was heading down carroll avenue and hit the woman and they saw her
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fly in the air and she landed 30 feet from the point of impact. police officers say it would be impossible for someone not to know they had something. officers have a piece of the vehicle and that could prove crucial in this investigation. if you have information, call police. thank you. we have a quick last look after traffic and weather every 10 minutes. there are several accidents and they closed the ramp out of crofton because of the deep water at the bottom of the exit ramp. let's give you the flavor of the pace in maryland which is tedious through germantown. this weather forecast does not help the morning commute or even tomorrow morning because the rain will hang around and be out of here by midday tomorrow
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when we will have some clearing. we will have up to 4 inches when we will have some clearing. we will have up to 4 inches possible in expanding clean energy manufacturing. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a
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